Dr. David A. Slaughter

Cosmetic Dentist in Austin, TX

Dr. Slaughter has been passionate about dentistry for a long time, in part due to much dental and orthodontic work as a child. Since graduating dental school, Dr. Slaughter has been dedicated to providing the highest quality dentistry available. In a typical year he will take over 100 hours of continuing education. The focus is on restorative dentistry, occlusion, functional esthetics, and temporomandibular disorders. Dr. Slaughter believes in utilizing all specialties in dentistry and works with the finest specialists in central Texas. Interdisciplinary care provides patients with the highest quality and longest lasting dental treatment. Being a member of the faculty club at Spear Education and a study club leader in Austin allows Dr. Slaughter to stay at the forefront of modern dental materials and techniques.


  • B.A. Biology WTSU 1997
  • DDS UTDB 2001
  • School Representative AADS
  • Co-Chair New Dentist Committee 2003-05
  • New Dentist of the Year 2004
  • Advanced Implant training with Nobel Biocare
  • Completion of CORE curriculum
  • Advanced studies in occlusion and restorative dentistry at both the Kois Center in Seattle and Spear Education in Scottsdale
  • Named as top dentist in Texas 5 consecutive years
  • Chairman of peer review committee
  • Named by Consumer Research Council as one of Americas Best Dentists 7 years


Dr. Slaughter lives in Georgetown with his wife Kim. She is an optometrist in NorthWest Austin and also helps with administrative duties in our office. They have 2 very spoiled Golden Retrievers to occupy their free time.

In dentistry, it’s important to have a team full of friendly, helpful people. In fact, that should be a given. But in our practice, we go a step further. Over the years, we’ve worked hard to build and develop a dynamic team of self-motivated, confident, competent professionals who are experts not only in technical skills, but in people skills as well. In fact, from the time you first call our office, you’ll find yourself being treated with a rare level of kindness, respect, and concern. We look forward to getting to know you!

Dr. Michael Engelbrecht

Dr. Michael Engelbrecht graduated with outstanding distinction from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 1995. After graduation, he completed an advanced general practice residency, broadening his skills as a restorative dentist. In 1996, he moved to Tulsa where he established a leading practice in the state.

Dr. Engelbrecht has spent thousands of hours attending advanced continuing education courses and studied with some of the most acclaimed dentists in his field, becoming an award-winning expert in all aspects of cosmetic, restorative, and reconstructive dentistry.

He is a current member of the Tulsa County Dental Society, the Oklahoma Dental Association, the Travis County Dental Society, the Texas Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. While continuing to practice in Tulsa, he is delighted to bring his expertise to the Austin area.

Amanda Thomas, Office Manager/Registered Dental Assistant

Amanda is originally from Little Rock, AR, she moved to Austin in 2006 and joined Dr. Slaughter and his team where she has been ever since. Amanda has been in dentistry since 1999. She is married to Kolby and together they have 3 children. Amanda has 2 dogs and 3 cats that she loves very much. Amanda loves spending time outside, tending to her chickens and she enjoys taking care of her garden. She is a big fan of longhorn football.

LexAnne High, Registered Dental Hygienist

LexAnne is a dental hygienist and has been with the practice since 1996. She graduated from Lamar Dental Hygiene school in 1982. She has three amazing children, her son Travis, and twin daughters Shawna and Alexis. Travis is a Baylor University graduate, Shawna is a student at UTSA, and Alexis is a student at A&M. In her spare time, LexAnne enjoys being active outside, going to the gym, spending time with friends and family, and hanging out with her dog Leia.

Heather Bartel

Heather is a born and raised Texan. Originally from Temple but now resides in Georgetown. She has been a dental assistant for over 25 years. She enjoys getting to know and creating relationships with her patients. Heather has two children, a daughter named Maddie and a son named Revy. When she is not at work she enjoys any activity outdoors, visiting with her friends and family, and playing with her two dogs.

Kasey Scott

Kasey brings over 15 years of dental experience to our practice. She was born & raised in Taylor, TX where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Bryan. They moved to Round Rock in 2013 to raise their two beautiful children Aly and Ty. When not driving her kids to sporting events, Kasey enjoys playing in adult sports leagues, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and French bulldog Piper.

Joanna Pettas

Joanna was the very first graduate from Austin Community College in 2005. She grew up in a military family which she says helps her build communication and relationships with her patients. She has a passion for dentistry and caring for patients. Joanna has two wonderful boys, Jaxon and Mateo, that are very active, especially with basketball. She and her partner Rick enjoy traveling, trying new foods, and just relaxing in their spare time.

Betty and Bob

Betty is a golden retriever born in Elgin, Texas on December 8, 2014. She moved to Georgetown, Texas in September 2015 to live with her new family, the Slaughters. Betty achieved her Basic Obedience certificate from Triple Crown Dog Academy in December 2015. She subsequently obtained her Intermediate Obedience certificate.

Betty’s biggest love is her brother, Bob. Her second biggest love is food. She particularly loves blueberries, apples, carrots, and croutons. She also enjoys traveling, especially staying in hotels! She is happy to go on any new adventures as long as it doesn’t require too much physical activity. One of her favorite pastimes is hanging out with her family on restaurant or brewery patios. She loves receiving attention from anyone who will pet her while out in public. Betty is a good swimmer and her favorite toys are Nylabones.

Betty is a sweet and nurturing dog who is very sensitive to human emotions. Betty loves going to work at the dental office every day where she is surrounded by some of the people she loves most! She can be found along with Bob on Instagram as @adventuresofbobandbetty.

Bob is a golden retriever born in Elgin, Texas on August 28, 2010. He obtained his Basic Obedience Certificate in January 2012 and his Intermediate Obedience in May 2012 from Triple Crown Dog Academy. He then went on to pass the Canine Good Citizen test on July 1, 2012. With much hard work and determination, Bob became a certified therapy dog through Therapy Dogs International in the summer of 2012.

In his spare time, Bob enjoys swimming, playing fetch, and spending time with his parents and sister, Betty. Betty is Bob’s very best friend and the two are inseparable. Bob is always ready for adventure and is a good traveler and hiker. He loves going with his parents and Betty to any public place where there are other people such as Home Depot or the Domain. He is content to lay on any restaurant or brewery patio and people watch.

Bob’s calm demeanor and friendly disposition make him especially well suited to work as a therapy dog. He loves getting attention and will happily return hugs and affection. He frequently hears “I love you” from people of all ages that he’s just met! Bob is quite the special dog that has brought much joy to his family, friends, and numerous strangers!

Bob can be found on Facebook as “Bob Slaughter” and on Instagram as @adventuresofbobandbetty.